Challenge Details

Between November 2023 to January 2024, everyone was invited to submit ideas for a climate-friendly neighbourhood around the 22nd Street SkyTrain Station. The City was interested in ideas that fell under the following themes: 

  • Land Use and Housing: focused growth near transit, diverse & affordable housing 

  • Mobility, Access and Infrastructure: sustainable transportation options, infrastructure 

  • Landscape and Water: nature-based design, connected open spaces, sustainable food systems 

  • Buildings, Energy and Waste: zero emission buildings, energy efficiency and conservation, embodied energy and carbon, local renewable energy, construction waste reduction, circular economy opportunities 

  • Community Connections and Belonging: community well-being, sense of place and safety, celebrating culture 

And answered questions such as:  

  • How can we plan for neighbourhood growth with climate change at the forefront of our thinking?  
  • What are the most urgent adaptation measures we need to design into our communities?  
  • How do we best reduce our emissions through neighbourhood or building design? 
  • How can we plan neighbourhoods that are inclusive and safe for everyone, now and into the future? 


Entry was open to everyone – community members, students, youth, designers, urban development professionals, climate thought leaders, and everyone in between. Entrants could participate individually or in groups. Interdisciplinary teams were encouraged.